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  • Phuket crash uproots tree, two slightly injured

    Phuket crash uproots tree, two slightly injured

    PHUKET: Two people were injured in Phuket this afternoon when the driver of a pickup truck lost control on the bypass road, hit a tree on the median strip and collided with a sedan heading in the opposite direction. The accident occurred at about 2pm on the stretch of the bypass road in front of the Premium Outlet Mall in Koh Kaew.

  • Phuket Gazette: ‘War Room’ intensifies fight against Thai floods

    Phuket Gazette: ‘War Room’ intensifies fight against Thai floods

    PHUKET: Representatives of numerous government agencies started work this morning at the newly established ‘Flood-Relief Operations Command’ in a concerted effort to help Thailand through one of the worst flooding crises in its recent history. Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra announced the establishment of the command in a televised address last night. “This is now a national effort,” she said.

  • Phuket officials helpless in bypass road landslide threat

    Phuket officials helpless in bypass road landslide threat

    PHUKET: Local officials have decided on a hands-off approach to the nearly 250,000 cubic meters of soil threatening to break loose, destroy buildings and spill across the heavily-trafficked bypass road, a major artery skirting Phuket Town Following a landslide on Wednesday morning and the … Full story

  • Phuket PAD remembers protest victims

    Phuket PAD remembers protest victims

    PHUKET: Phuket members of the People’s Alliance for Democracy (PAD) yesterday took part in an alms-giving ceremony to remember the victims of the October 7, 2008 clashes between PAD protesters and government troops who forcibly removed them after a 193-day blockade at Government House in Bangkok. The merit-makers offered donations of food and other necessary items to monks at Wat Charoen Samanakit, located on Toh Sae Hill Road in Phuket Town.

  • OPINION: Phuket’s Battle for the Beaches  a poster child in distress

    OPINION: Phuket’s Battle for the Beaches a poster child in distress

    PHUKET: Much of Phuket’s allure as a leading resort destination in Asia is its number of beaches. Put shopping in the bag, along with Bangkok, and Thailand’s second most vital generator of tourism demand is the motion of the ocean. Views and proximity to the water are catalysts for real-estate values, accelerated sales and capital appreciation.

  • Calling all Phukets statisticians

    Calling all Phukets statisticians

    PHUKET: When the game of cricket is mentioned to people who have never been involved with this multi-faceted sport, invariably a statement is made to the effect, I dont understand the rules and how its scored. Well, here is your chance to learn the intricacies of cricket scoring from one of the regions most highly respected and experienced scoring technicians.

  • Hajj 2011: Phuket Airport prepped for pilgrims

    Hajj 2011: Phuket Airport prepped for pilgrims

    PHUKET: Phuket International Airport is making special preparations to help Thai Muslims from the South as they prepare to embark on this years Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia. Airport Director Duangchai Condee says the Thai pilgrims will leave Phuket for Saudi Arabia aboard four Thai Airways flights, two each on Monday and Tuesday. This year, pilgrims from Haad Yai and Krabi will join brethren from Phuket to partake in the once-in-a-lifetime spiritual journey

  • Phuket News Hound: Thai flood deaths continue climb; 36 more dead in Mexican drug bloodbaths; Italians love wiretaps

    Phuket News Hound: Thai flood deaths continue climb; 36 more dead in Mexican drug bloodbaths; Italians love wiretaps

    Phuket NEWS Hound world NEWS compiled by Gazette editors for Phuket’s international community U.S. … Full story

  • Phuket divers sought for coral cleaning day

    Phuket divers sought for coral cleaning day

    PHUKET: Fifty divers are needed to take part in the clean-up of a popular dive site off the coast of Phuket later this month.

  • Frenchman arrested for fraud in Phuket

    Frenchman arrested for fraud in Phuket

    PHUKET: Phuket Tourist Police on Wednesday arrested a Frenchman for ATM card fraud in Patong, but his alleged accomplice managed to flee on foot. The suspect, 31-year-old Rodi Yagir, was presented to the media by Tourist Police at their office in Phuket Town. Also displayed were a variety of electronic devices including a laptop computer, a credit card “skimmer”, two USB storage drives, 130,000 baht in cash and 12 forged credit cards with account numbers and password information handwritten in pen on the backs.

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